Interactive Technologies Archives



Perspectives on tools that enhance communication, creativity and utility. .


  • IT01142020

    14/01/2020 Duration: 01h00s


  • IT01072020

    07/01/2020 Duration: 01h00s


  • IT12312019

    31/12/2019 Duration: 01h00s

    A look back on the most significant trends in Science & Technology over the past decade, including Automation, the Gig Economy, Renewable Energy, and Artificial Intelligence/Deep Learning.

  • IT12102019

    10/12/2019 Duration: 01h00s

    More on the privacy implications of Ring surveillance systems. The impacts of automation on factory workforce. Oculus Quest rolls out camera-based hand tracking. Supercomputers help predict Carbon Dioxide levels. Emergent constraints of Carbon Dioxide help in climate modeling. The meaning of life.

  • IT10242017

    24/10/2017 Duration: 01h00s

    More research on the impact of police body cameras. Another perspective on autonomous vehicles and traffic congestion. The Detroit Connector expands its daily service and opens ridership to the general public. UPS launches a bike currier pilot project in Toronto. The EPA prevents several of its scientists from speaking on Climate Change at on a conference about the Narragansett Bay watershed. The Michigan Public Service Commission prepares to release a decision which could greatly impact small renewable energy producers throughout the state. Maine's Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology prepares to review a bill that would foster micro-grids throughout the state.

  • IT04052016

    05/04/2016 Duration: 01h00s

    Another news item highlighting the transition to decentralized, mobile app-based business models. The FCC proposes "Broadband Facts" labels for internet service, similar to "Nutrition Information" labels for food products. Several news items on the complexities of developing Artificial Intelligence.

  • IT08182015

    18/08/2015 Duration: 01h00s

    An interview with the brothers Patrick and Seamus Hamilton. They're both composers who have independently produced their own music. We discuss the DIY aspects of making music and play a couple of their tracks.

  • IT05262015

    26/05/2015 Duration: 01h00s

    Hacking which doesn't further increased security or acceptance of hacking as method of increasing security. The University of Michigan receives a grant to study online learning. Several news items on transit, including autonomous vehicles, our failing transit infrastructure, transit's effects on income equality and the value of mobile computing in bus transit.

  • IT05192015

    19/05/2015 Duration: 01h00s

    How Positive Train Control could have prevented the Amtrak derailment. More research highlights the connection between transportation and quality of life. Updates on challenges to Net Neutrality and Municipal Broadband. Google donates portable wireless devices to the Seattle Public Library for checkout by residents.

  • IT04012014

    01/04/2014 Duration: 01h00s


  • IT02252014

    25/02/2014 Duration: 01h00s

    The second episode of a two-part series exploring Sensory Deprivation Tanks.

  • IT02182014

    18/02/2014 Duration: 01h00s

    The first episode of a two-part series exploring Sensory Deprivation Tanks.